Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs to Spring 2014

Ubisoft recently announced that they are delaying their uber-anticipated Watch Dogs so they can spend more time on development and polish. The official statement from the development team reads:

10784751-1370965433-955737Our ambition from the start with Watch_Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until Spring 2014.

We know a lot of you are probably wondering ‘why now?’ We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune every detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and during other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion is what drives us.

We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next Spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.

What do you think? We’re bummed that the game will be delayed, but considering we’ve got another behemoth for the current- and next-gen consoles coming from Ubisoft (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, anyone?), we’re always in favour of a bit of a wait if it means a better game in the long run.

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